Anti-Gay Slur, Gun Pointing Gets Whatcom County Man 1 Day in Jail

The Bellingham Herald
May 30, 2012

A man who used an anti-gay slur before pointing a gun at his neighbor was sentenced to a one-year jail term, with all but one day of the sentence suspended.

Stephen Douglas Roberts was arrested in February on investigation of malicious harassment, a hate crime. Prosecutors never charged him with a hate crime, however, and in a plea deal the charges were reduced to fourth-degree domestic violence assault.